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OpenSyllabus Overview Panel


Open Syllabus is a new Sakai tool aimed at creating quickly and in a structured way course websites.
In this presentation, we sketch the most important features of the tool including the use of the GWT environment,
the integration with other Sakai tools like resources, citations, assignments and the fact that the templates can be easily parametrized.


Jacques Raynauld - HEC Montreal

Day, Time, Location

Thursday, 15:15 to 16:00, Haym Saolman


Using Sakai

Tentative Presentation Structure and summary

HEC Montréal and the origins of the project; Syllabi and Sakai; Open Syllabus structure and architecture; Quick demo of the tool; Summary, roadmap and questions

 Ten good reasons for structured syllabi.

  1. Student request :  what should I do? Where is it?
  2. Faculty requests :  keep it simple (training)!
  3. Easy to adapt the templates and keeping their semantic (lectures, themes, modules, etc.)
  4. Merging syllabi pieces:  final student course site = department + coordinator + section leader + student contribution
  5. Archive, PDF printing, etc.
  6. Share/Import/Export :
        Lectures/Modules within your university
        Across the Sakai community
        Open Course Ware output (private vs public view)
        Creative Commons stamping
        IMS Common Carthridge
  7. Reporting :  assessment methods, accreditation, Bologna, etc.
  8. Content API, widgets, etc. (NYT API,
  9. Automatic scheduling (calendar, new semester, etc.)
  10. Dynamic links to your library catalog (Z39.50).

    Additional Resources

    For additional resources related to this session, see downloads at

      File Modified
    PDF File OpenSyllabusOverviewBoston.pdf Jul 10, 2009 by Jacques Raynauld

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